The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.
The selected videos are:
“The American Presidents: 1754-1861. Revolution and the New Nation Expansion and Reform.” Disney Educational Productions
“Anatomy of a Puff.” Human Relations Media
“Chicken Little.” Weston Woods
“Cliques: Where Do You Fit In?” Human Relations Media
“Crow Call.” Weston Woods
“The Curious Garden.” Weston Woods
“The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins.” Weston Woods
“Getting to Know Edgar Degas.” Getting to Know, Inc.
“Katie Loves the Kittens.” Weston Woods
“Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken.” Nutmeg Media
“May I Pet Your Dog?” Nutmeg Media
“Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.” Weston Woods
“The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” Weston Woods
“The Pluto Files.” PBS
“Songs of Freedom.” Blue Sky Project Inc.
“Splat the Cat.” Weston Woods
“Spoon.” Weston Woods
“That Book Woman.” Weston Woods
“Two Bobbies.” Nutmeg Media
For the annotated list of the above videos, including recommended age levels, visit the ALSC website. More information about all of ALSC’s Children’s Notable Lists is available at www.ala.org/alsc, click on “Awards & Grants” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”
Members of the 2011 Notable Children's Videos Committee are: Angelique M. Kopa, chair, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, Md.; Marisa A. Conner, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Md.; Stephanie Farnlacher, Hoover, Ala.; Vivian Landfair, DeBary (Fla.) Elementary School; Anna McKay, Darien (Conn.) Library; Danielle Shapiro, Brooklyn (NY) Public Library, Highlawn Branch; Martha Seif Simpson, Stratford (Conn.) Library Association; Joanna Ward, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Temple City, Calif.; and Mary Wilson, Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library.